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The Conversation: Canada must end complicity in China’s brutal organ trafficking regime

June 14, 2019 — 
'The clock is ticking on Canada’s chance to enact important measures against organ trafficking,' writes Professor Maria Cheung

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Outstanding graduates and remarkable Canadians are recipients of honorary degrees at U of M’s 140th Spring Convocation

May 31, 2019 — 
Each year, the U of M bestows honorary degrees upon individuals who have achieved acclaim for their advancements

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President’s Student Leadership Program announces first cohort of students

April 11, 2019 — 
Twenty-seven successful candidates from across Manitoba have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program

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Faculty of Social Work News

Conference on Improving Family Policy & Practice a Success

April 4, 2019 — 
On March 27 and 28, 2019, the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Social Work hosted Poverty and Social Inclusion for Families in Manitoba as part of the Families in Canada Conference 2019 that took place in Ottawa and simultaneously at co-hosting university partners across the country. The national theme of the conference focused on the use of both big (social indicators) and little (qualitative) data to improve family policy and practice within Canada. The local theme focused on the intersection of data with social inclusion and poverty affecting families in Manitoba. The satellite event welcomed students, academics, funders, non-profit leaders and community members.

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3MT heats 2019

Faculty of Graduate Studies News

Come cheer on this year’s 3MT finalists on March 18

March 6, 2019 — 
Finalists for this year’s 3MT are demonstrating how graduate student research benefits our greater community

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Families in Canada Conference 2019

Faculty of Social Work News

Poverty & Social Inclusion for Families in Manitoba Conference

February 22, 2019 — 
On March 27 and 28, 2019, the University of Manitoba is proud to be co-hosting a satellite event as part of the pan-Canadian Families in Canada Conference 2019. In collaboration with the Vanier Institute of the Family and fellow university partners across Canada, we will explore poverty and social inclusion in Manitoba through a family lens.Join us for two days of knowledge sharing and catalytic conversation with diverse leaders who study, serve and support families. Through engaging presentations and panel discussions, delegates will explore modern families and family life, share experiences, and learn from the stories behind the statistics.

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Faculty of Social Work News

Migrant & Refugee Rights are Human Rights: Call for proposals

February 6, 2019 — 
The Strangers’ in New Homelands Conference planning committee is now accepting proposals for the 12th annual conference that will be held October 30 – November 1, 2019.

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Indigenous News

Indigenous professor brings Two-Spirit lens to Inner City Social Work Program

January 9, 2019 — 
After 20 years of field experience as a social worker, HIV/AIDS trainer and a crisis counsellor, Percy Lezard's interests meet at an intersection of education, Indigenous studies, sex and gender and community health

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First Graduate Social Work Class, 1944

Social Work: Life, Learnings, and Lessons at 75

November 14, 2018 — 
This year, the Faculty of Social Work celebrates its 75th anniversary

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Diane Hiebert-Murphy named Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Work

November 7, 2018 — 
An accomplished researcher and administrator, Dr. Diane Hiebert-Murphy was appointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Social Work effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

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